Data Analyst Grade VI

Children’s Services Regulation, Estuary House, Henry Street, Limerick
 Salary:  See Description for Details
Other   Permanent
Closing Date: 10/08/2020 Closing Time: 12:00
Recruitment start: 16/07/2020


Job Summary

The Child and Family Agency was established on 1st January 2014 and is responsible for improving wellbeing and outcomes for children. It represents the most comprehensive reform of services for the development, welfare and protection of children and the support of families ever undertaken in Ireland. It is an ambitious move which brings together some 4,000 staff who were previously employed within Children and Family Services of the Health Service Executive, the National Educational Welfare Board and the Family Support Agency.


The Child and Family Agency has responsibility for the following range of services:

  • Child Welfare and Protection Services, including family support services
  • Family Resource Centres and associated national programmes
  • Early years (pre-school) Inspection Services
  • Educational Welfare responsibilities including School completion programmes and Home School Liaison
  • Domestic, sexual and gender based violence services
  • Services related to the psychological welfare of children
  • Adoption & Alternative Care

Further information is available on www.tusla.ie

Post Specific Service: Tusla’s Quality Assurance Directorate is concerned with promoting continuous improvement and effective risk management in services for children and families. Children’s Service Regulation is located within the QA Directorate

Children’s Services Regulation (CSR)

Early Years’ Inspectorate: The Early Years’ Inspectorate is the independent statutory regulator of Early Years’ Services and is responsible for registering and inspecting pre-schools, playgroups, crèches, day care and similar services. Its role is to promote the quality, safety and appropriate care of children by robust regulation of the sector.

Alternative Education Assessment: Children who are educated at home or who attend a non-recognised school (i.e. a school that is not funded by the Department of Educational and Skills) must be registered with Tusla by their parents/guardians. The registration process requires that an assessment or assessments be carried out to determine whether the child is receiving a certain minimum education and therefore can be placed on the statutory register of children educated outside of a recognised school.  Children who are educated in an independent school setting can also be placed on the register where it is determined that the school is providing a minimum education to the pupils who are enrolled there.

Alternative Care Regulation: The team monitors and reports on alternative care settings for children who cannot live with their families The service is responsible currently for the registration and inspection of non-statutory residential care settings for young people, as well as the monitoring and audit of non-statutory foster care providers.

School Age Care Regulation: The Child & Family Agency is the independent statutory regulator of School Age Care Services and is responsible for child and youth school age care & similar services. Its role is to promote the quality, safety and appropriate care of children by robust regulation of the sector.

Child Safeguarding Statement Compliance: The agency promotes proactive compliance with the requirement for all relevant children’s services to have a child safeguarding statement in place, and maintains a register of services who do not following the application of enforcement protocols.

Job Objectives

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Liaise with the Tusla ICT applications development team to provide the business related subject matter expertise required throughout the software development lifecycle
  • Work with internal Tusla ICT Service team in shaping the ICT service within the Inspectorate
  • Lead on data migration projects from legacy case management, file shares and document management systems
  • Be able to take responsibility for managing aspects of projects, managing resources, timelines and delivering status reports feeding into the overall projects
  • In line with the data quality framework, support data quality improvement initiatives and reporting across the Agency
  • Manage data non-conformances issues and incidents to resolution
  • Support data governance process improvement initiatives, including the development of processes documentation
  • Complete tasks associated with supporting Tusla’s business systems, complete status/progress reports relating to business systems support
  • Document systems support guides (knowledge based) and facilitate user training to build user knowledge and ICT skills
  • Assist Tusla ICT in the development of test plans and test scripts for the system Develop, co-ordinate and support user acceptance tests
  • Assist with the roll out of systems including systems training
  • Identify business needs, set expectations and identify improvement opportunities
  • Be able to take responsibility for managing aspects of the project, managing resources, timelines and delivering status reports feeding into the overall project
  • Be able to document and write reports
  • Document systems training materials
  • Successfully engage in multiple initiatives in parallel

Relationship Management and Collaboration

  • Work as part of a data and analytics team to support the delivery of data management initiatives solutions in CSR
  • Provide data management guidance and supports to colleagues across CSR

Education and Training

  • To maintain continuous personal development and participate in team based development, education, training and learning
  • To complete all mandatory training
  • Where appropriate, provide supervision and assist in the development of knowledge, skills of relevant staff
  • To ensure policies and procedures exist for all relevant areas. 

Health & Safety

  • Comply with and contribute to the development of policies, procedures, guidelines and safe professional practice and adhere to relevant legislation, regulations and standards.
  • Have a working knowledge of the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) Standards as they apply to the service for example National Standards for Child Protection and Care and comply with associated Tusla – Child and Family Agency protocols for implementing and maintaining these standards as appropriate to the role.
  • To support, promote and actively participate in sustainable energy, water and waste initiatives to create a more sustainable, low carbon and efficient health service.

The above Job Description is not intended to be a comprehensive list of all duties involved and consequently, the post holder may be required to perform other duties as appropriate to the post which may be assigned to him/her from time to time and to contribute to the development of the post while in office. 

Please refer to the Candidate Information pack attached to this campaign for full and further detail.

Skills Required

Applicants must by the closing date of application have the following:

  • Be currently in employment with Tusla – Child and Family Agency.


  • Be in current and direct employment with the HSE or within other statutory health agencies, or a body which provides services on behalf of the HSE under Section 38 or 39 of the Health Act 2004 or within a body that provides services on behalf of Tusla under Section 56 or Section 59 of the Child and Family Act 2013.


  • Have at least 2 years’ administrative experience in a designated office within the services mentioned above
  • At least 2 years experience in a data related role involving data analyst and data quality related initiatives
  • Experience and expertise with the Microsoft Office Suite of products including Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access and Sharepoint
  • Possess sufficient administrative capacity to discharge the functions of the grade/post.


A candidate for and any person holding the office must be fully competent and capable of undertaking the duties attached to the office and be in a state of health such as would indicate a reasonable prospect of ability to render regular and efficient service.


Each candidate for and any person holding the office must be of good character

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